Orfila Salazar, in charge of Cruises at Mitur, dies

Internationally recognized in the cruise industry, Ms. Salazar received recognition from public and private entities in the country for her efficient work as head of MITUR’s Cruise Department.

The Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) deeply regrets the surprising death of the head of the Cruise Department of this institution, Mrs. Orfila Salazar Simó, after suffering health problems in a private clinic in the capital.

Her remains will be kept at the Blandino Funeral Home on Abraham Lincoln Avenue in Santo Domingo from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. this Tuesday, May 9.

Afterwards, the burial will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the Puerta del Cielo Cemetery.

The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, who is in Argentina, promoting the country, expressed his sorrow for theFallece Orfilia Salazar sad departure of his Cruise director.

“Tourism lost a great professional in the cruise sector, but her family, friends and co-workers we lost an exceptional being,” said Minister Collado, who is in Argentina and will later leave for Brazil on a trip to promote the country to ensure that more tourists continue to visit the Dominican Republic.

At the time of his sad passing, Salazar had more than 30 years of experience promoting the Dominican Republic as a cruise destination, contributing to sustainable development and investment in the industry.

Internationally recognized in the cruise industry, Salazar received recognition from public and private entities in the country such as the Ministry of Women, Dominican Port Authority (APORDOM), Dominican Navy, Sans Souci Ports, among others, for her efficient work at the head of the Cruise Department of MITUR.

In addition, in April 2015 she was recognized by Carnival Cruise Line for her unconditional support to the development of the Amber Cove port, in Puerto Plata, and her love for the cruise industry, as well as an award in Cruise Sales by the same shipping company.

He studied accounting at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo – UASD.

During his long career with Mitur, Salazar has actively participated in the organization of workshops and training to guarantee greater efficiency and quality to the personnel who provide services to tourists arriving at the various cruise ports in the country.

Source: Mitur.gob.do

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